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The Gospel

There is a lot of confusion in Christendom today even within the Campus Outreach ministry over the questions, what is the gospel, and what is the proper response to the gospel. It is obvious that confusing the gospel is one of Satan's main ploys to hinder people from entering the kingdom. Therefore, the challenge before us is to present with clarity the message which we have been entrusted.....

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The Two Prodigal Sons

BY TIM KELLER

This parable is nearly always called, "The Parable of the Prodigal Son," but not by Jesus. When he begins the story, he says, "A man had two sons" (v.11); the story is a comparison and contrast of both brothers. We have sentimentalized this parable because of our almost complete concentration on the middle of the story regarding the younger brother. We imagine that the hearers' eyes welled with tears as they heard how God will always love and welcome us, no matter what we've done. But if we truly come to understand why Jesus told this parable and what he meant, we will come to see that the listeners were actually thunderstruck, offended, and furious....

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Rediscover the Gospel's Power

BY LEROY EIMS

For the past thirty years people have been telling me about God. The taxi driver in Singapore, the university student in Stockholm, the senator in Washington, the businessman in Beirut the, housewife in Auckland, the singer in San Francisco, the millionaire in Texas, and scores of other men and women around the world have shared their views about God as we have sat and talked...

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